Cris Mc Clelland and his team from 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering & Technology Society organized the inaugural 3D Printing Challenge for their students and 3D Printing Dublin were invited along by Gerry Ryder, Head of Mechanical Engineering to judge the competition along with representatives from DCU and UCD and HP.
The students had access to a College Rep Rap Prusa to print their rapid prototypes.
As one of the judges it was extremely difficult to pick a winner from the teams as the standard was very high. There were twelve teams in total who each displayed and presented their designs and the joint 1st Place winners were Alan Crowther and Alex Sharkey with the Hydro- Garden a 3D printed plant carrier featuring a futuristic design and Specter and Specterina from Team Spike with their globe inside a globe. In third place was team Magic with the spiral egg cup design.
Some other designs of interest included the “Hand held” i-Phone/Tablet Holder,the Fruit Juicer from Team Ultorn and not forgetting We are Groot with their design for a Chalice.